Monday, 28 March 2016

OOTD: Bloggers' London Fashion Week

I recently went to my first ever blogging event (read more about that here!) and had the best day! As I was surrounded by lots of other lovely bloggers who also love taking outfit pictures I decided to do my first ever outfit of the day post. 
As any of you who regularly read my blog will know, I am a massive lover of fashion and shopping. So I'm so excited to start sharing some outfits with you guys! 

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Going To My First Blogging Event

The idea of going to a blogging event has always kinds of terrified me! Meeting lots of people I don't know in a situation I'm not familiar with just seemed so scary. But when an invitation to Bloggers Fashion Week popped up in my inbox I decided to be brave, take a risk and go along. And I am SO glad that I did! Despite being pretty nervous I had such a lovely day and would definitely go along to another event. 
I'm sure for some of you the idea of attending a fun blogging event in London would just be really exciting, but as someone with a little bit of social anxiety it was slightly daunting. I arranged on twitter to meet two other bloggers before the event so I didn't have to go completely by myself, which really made the day much more fun and less stressful. I met the lovely Jordan and Laura, who were both so friendly and have beautiful blogs at Just Jawwie and Laura Ayres which you should definitely check out!

Monday, 21 March 2016

Born Sassy: Coconut Lane Haul

I was recently contacted the lovely Charlotte at Coconut Lane and asked if I'd interested in becoming a brand ambassador for them. A quick peak at their website and instagram, and I was instantly in love! Rose gold, funny quotes and plenty of marble, basically all of my favourite things! 
So I, of course, couldn't resist having a little payday haul. As you can tell, attempts to prevent my blog from becoming Confessions of a Shopoholic take 2 are not going well!!
Marble Bangle. What's better than rose gold or marble? Them both together! This adjustable bracelet is so gorgeous and sweet, and  instagram looks killer with a pretty watch.

Friday, 18 March 2016

12 Reasons to Be Happy Spring Is Here

The sun has decided to make a rare appearance, my lovely student house if no longer freezing and beautiful flowers are appearing everyone, meaning only one thing, Spring is finally here! Don't get me wrong, I love autumn and winter but there's something so uplifting and positive about Spring. Here are 12 reasons to love this time of year!
1. Natural light is back. No more struggling to get decent picture in the what, 3 hours of okay winter light each day?!
2. Pastel colours are back. For some nail inspiration check out this post!
3. Something about the warmer weather seems to make eating healthily easier to do. Well, excluding Easter!

Monday, 14 March 2016

10 Signs You're Slightly Obsessed With Shopping

So you've been on a cute little Saturday shopping session in town or a late night online shopping spree and you have this sudden realisation that you might, just might, spend a little bit too much time and money on shopping. Well, you're not alone! Here are 10 signs you're obsessed with shopping, all of which I am guilty of.
1. You are have this incredible ability to justify buying absolutely anything. "Yes Mum, that new lipstick is essential and definitely not the same as the others". 

2. Having a blog is pretty much your get out of jail free card when it comes to buying slightly unnecessary homeware. Blog props are important people. 

3. You are completely incapable of entering a shop like Boots or Lush and not buying at least 5 random products.

4. Similarly, entering a shop to buy the 1 specific item ONLY just does not happen. 

5. Going through a bank statement and trying to work out where all of your money has gone is a regular occurrence! I'm sorry how much in Boots and Superdrug?!

Friday, 11 March 2016

Gorgeous Nail Varnishes For Spring

So its March, the sun has actually started to be visible, supermarkets are already crammed with Easter eggs and spring is definitely on its way! I'm not always one to change my make up or nails to match the season, but I do love some of the more "spring" like nail varnishes. So here's a few of my favourites to get you ready for the season of daffodils, natural light and everything pastel!
From Left to Right. 
Ballerina by Barry M. This beautiful dusty pink is such a gorgeous colour, and looks so delicate and pretty on.
Rose Hip by Barry M. This gorgeous pastel pink colour is one of my all time favourites! If you're looking for a soft, girly, muted light pink then look no further than this one.

Monday, 7 March 2016

10 Beauty Confessions From My Teenage Years

Nowadays it seems that a lot of teenagers are just skipping the whole make up disaster stage, but back when I was 13 we didn't have YouTube tutorials to help us out and many, many fashion and make up mistakes were made! Here's a little nostalgic collection of my top 10.

1. The classic orange foundation white neck combination was a daily occurrence. From old pictures finding a shade of foundation that actually matched my skin colour was just not a priority!
2. Applying said orange foundation with my fingers.. Thank god for make up brushes!
3. Putting WAY too much mascara on until my lashes resemble clumpy spidery nightmares. I probably still wear too much mascara but thankfully not as much as I used to!
4. Wearing enough black eye liner on my lower lash line to rival Taylor Momsen in season 3 of Gossip Girl.
5. Taking straightening my hair to ridiculous levels, as in half an hour a day, every day.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Nars Sheer Glow: The Foundation That's Worth the Splurge

When it comes to make up a lot of the time you can't go wrong with high street. With so many brands and options finding a killer mascara or lipstick should be easy to do. But for me, the one perfect product I've never been able to find is a good foundation. I'm sure they're out there, I've just never quite found one I'd happily use forever. So after a seriously bad week skin wise I decided to screw it and try a more expensive one, and after much searching settled on Nars Sheer Glow
From twitter to youtube I've heard a lot of buzz about this £31 foundation, and although I'm probably quite late on the bandwagon I'm so glad I decided to try it! I don't live anywhere near a Nars outlet so decided to buy online from John Lewis as they have really affordable delivery rates. Admittedly buying a foundation without having seen it is pretty risky but I was lucky enough to have a near perfect match to my skin. They have about 20 shades to choose from so chances are they'll be a perfect shade for you, its just finding it! As I'm quite pale and cool toned I settled on the shade Mont Blanc after a lot of research online and watching tons of youtube tutorials featuring different shades. 
Promising to leave skin hydrated, luminous, glowing and even, this one definitely didn't disappoint! It has an incredible mix of feeling so light on the skin, but also giving really good coverage, meaning that skin looks completely even and near flawless (at least compared to pre-foundation!). I have really dry skin at the moment, and some CC creams and foundations can leave my skin even drier and just look horrible, so I was a bit worried that I may have spent quite a bit of money on a product that might just not work for me. But I've found this to be fairly hydrating and provided I've applied moisturiser and primer (If I remember the primer!) this doesn't dry out my skin at all. 
I wouldn't say this foundation is hugely glowing (which personally I prefer!), but rather gives a really natural, subtle finish which honestly just gives the illusion of having perfect skin. As a big fan of more natural looking make up this was right up my street, and I've literally gone from wearing only concealer to applying foundation nearly every day. One thing I would recommend though, is buying a pump for £3 as its a very liquidy foundation and personally I think it might be quite hard to judge how much is going to pour out! 
Despite having quite an expensive price tag compared to more high street options, this foundation is completely worth the money for me! It applied so easily, give skin a subtle, perfect finish and completely evens out my skin tone. Its also really raised my confidence, so if you're having a tough time skin wise and want a bit of a treat I'd definitely say give this one a go! 
What's your favourite foundation?
Georgia xxxx 
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